Welcome to Communicate-ed

About Us

Communicate-ed is a company specialising in the training of education professionals who work in the area of special needs.

We offer a range of special educational needs training courses, particularly those dealing with Examination Access Arrangements, all of which are available online.

Courses and Resources

To book a course, please click here.

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We offer a range of special educational needs training courses in venues around the country, as well as online. Our expert course tutors are available to run tailor-made courses for schools, colleges, local authorities or support services. We have two key aims:

  • To make available practical, value-for money, relevant training for education professionals involved in the area of Special Needs
  • To raise funds for charity projects which support educational opportunities, particularly for those caught in poverty in the UK and overseas. To date we have been able to donate over £450,000.

Our reputation has been built upon our courses dealing with Examination Access Arrangements. We have a range of courses which cover a variety of roles at Secondary School and Further Education level. These include a brief overview for general staff, training for Teaching Assistants acting as Readers and Scribes, Invigilators overseeing exams, SENCos and Examination Officers organising support during the exam period, as well as Specialist Teachers and Educational Psychologists assessing students. Our training for Oral Language Modifiers is run jointly with the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors and offers accreditation for successful delegates.

However, Communicate-ed also run courses on a wide variety of subjects related to the support of students with special educational needs including Dyslexia, Asperger Syndrome, AD(H)D, Dyscalculia and Behavioural Difficulties.

We offer training for Specialist Teachers working in the area of assessment including courses recognised by the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee for core CDP when updating SpLD Assessment Practising Certificates.

If you have any questions please contact us at admin@communicate-ed.org.uk or telephone Debbie Pollard on 0845 331 1492

Dates *AVAILABLE NOW* for Update/Refresher Course for 2015-2016 Regulations

We now have the dates available for our ‘Examination Access Arrangements Update/Refresher Course’ covering the 2015-2016 JCQ Regualations.

Bristol: Tuesday 15th September 2015
London: Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September 2015
Birmingham: Wednesday 23rd September
Manchester: Thursday 24th September
York: Friday 25th September
Online: At a time/place to suit you, available from 7th September 2015
Live Webinar: New for 2015, W/B 7th September (details to be confirmed, please email online@communicate-ed.org.uk if you would like to be kept up to date with further information)

For further information, including prices, please click here.

Please apply via our online booking form.

For an extra £10 you can also do a validated assessment; for more information click here.

Invigilator and Access Arrangements Training *Special Offer* – Click here for further details

Up to £50 discount when you use our 3 online courses to train an unlimited number of invigilators, centre staff who support access arrangements, and subject teachers.

Choose from these 3 offers:

  • Book 1 course and get 10% off the prices listed below
  • Book any 2 courses for the same 10 day period for £75 (a discount of £20-£25)
  • Book all 3 courses for the same 10 day period for £90 (a discount of £50)

The 3 courses are:

  • Training for Adults acting as Readers, Scribes etc in Exams, and Invigilators for Access Arrangements (£55) Click here for more details on this course.
  • Training for Invigilators in Exams for General Qualifications (£45) Click here for more details on this course.
  • An Overview of Access Arrangements for Centre Staff (£40) Click here for more details on this course.

NEW Training Course for Invigilators

The JCQ regulations state: ‘A training session should be held for new invigilators, with an update meeting each year for the existing invigilation team so that they are aware of any changes. Centres should make sure that invigilators know what is expected of them’.

Communicate-ed has developed an online training course for invigilators in exams.

  • £45 Early Bird Rate/ £55 Standard Rate (for an unlimited number of staff)

For further information click here.